Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: December 30th, 2012
Being organized helps with spending wisely

Last year after Christmas, I found the perfect ornament for a family member at a perfect price of 50 cents. Then I found the perfect place to put it so I’d find it this year.

I have a small dresser that is set aside as my “gift spot.” When I buy presents well in advance of a holiday because I’ve found a great deal or when I order cards months before a birthday because of an online freebie, I don’t want to forget about them and go out and buy more stuff. That wouldn’t be a wise use of my money. So as I buy gifts I put them all in that one spot and when I need presents or cards I check the cupboard to see what I already have in stock.

I’ve discovered that saving money is sometimes as much about being organized as it is about finding cheap prices.

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